Nils Shapiro, a private detective, lives in Edina Minnesota where he sometimes helps the police with things which they can’t quite do. This time it’s a murder victim whose body was left completely covered with – vacuum cleaner dust. Yes.
Nils Shapiro, a private detective, is asked by his Edina Minnesota police chief friend to help with a strange murder victim. Maggie Somerville, an apparently loving wife and mother, was found dead in her home, smothered in vacuum cleaner dust…Yes.
Gone to Dust
by Matt Goldman
2017 / 294 pages
read by McLeod Andrews
rating: A / crime
Nils agrees to help, off the record, and so begins a good old who-done-it with plenty of contemporary elements in addition to old and new-fashioned twists. There are several suspects in compromising situations – and Maggie had a private past as well as a difficult present herself.
This was a kind of joy to read on a slow 3-day weekend Sunday when there’s nothing going on and the blueberry muffins are in the oven. Although there are no real shoot-outs or chase scenes and only two bodies, besides, this is NOT a cozy even if there is a wee (very wee) bit of semi-romance going on. I’d call it a gentle procedural maybe – but not to gentle.
So … yes, I’ve got Book 2, Broken Ice, in the Wish List and it might come up fairly quickly. 🙂